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Owhanake Bay Estate
Ranked #14 of 27 Waiheke Island B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Need a break take it here”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night on one of the package deals. We both really enjoyed it, the service was fantastic and the accommodation was perfect. We both would recommend this place to anyone and I will be returning. Lynda McHugh

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Owhanake Bay Estate in the Manuka Suite, and wish we could've stayed longer. The suite was clean, comfortable and spacious and the hot tub on the deck exactly what we needed to relax and acclimitise to Waiheke Island pace after our wedding. The location is just far enough away from Oneroa Village to feel secluded, but close enough to walk in for dinner, coffee or shops. Our initial impression on arriving at the estate felt like we had encroached on a private family residence, but on meeting Mike we immediately felt comfortable. He is a fantastic host and you'll want for nothing for the duration of your stay. The only downside to staying at Owhanake was adding to our waistlines due to the morning pastry delivery!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We - my 9 year old younger son and me - relaxed on Waiheke Island for a couple of nights. We could not have chosen better by picking Owhanake Bay Estate. It was simply paradise: a very nice room with super comfortable beds, a private deck and spa, a delicious breakfast, close to everything, yet very quiet and secluded. Best of all: the hosts Mike and Kristy. They really care about the guests, the environment, their honey (which unfortunately is not for sale), their wine (which is!).
The location suits nature lovers, gardeners, and bird watchers. My son got so excited to spot half (well, almost half) the birds included in his little booklet on NZ birds. The estate is also close to the gorgious walking trails and the beaches. We arrived without car and never missed one. For dinners/lunches we either walked: to Oneroa (15 minutes, Oyster inn, very relaxed and interesting place with excellent food), to Mudbrick Vineyard (40 minutes, beautiful place with delicious food), or benefitted from the Estate's licence to taxi people around at a reasonable price (to Cable Bay, not to be missed, for food and especially sunsets).
All in all: a perfect weekend, to recharge batteries and get spoiled...
(but don't forget insect repellent!)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed at OBE in the Manuka suite for an anniversary weekend celebration. My husband had chosen OBE based on its excellent TA reviews and because we were seeking, peace, quiet, vineyards, and a spa. It did not disappoint. Although there is no sea view from the Manuka suite itself, there is a sublime view down to Owhanake Bay from its private balcony terrace where we sat out most mornings and evenings. The suite is as pleasant and well-appointed as other reviewers have noted. Soaking in the private spa while looking out over the olive groves and listening to the native birds and black duck was quite enchanting. Other highlights of our stay included sitting out amongst the vines with the estate’s own Pinot Gris and the delicious (and extremely generous) tasting platter of local goodies - especially the herb paste and fig conserve; the walk around the nearby headland (with jaw-dropping views); and the private massage in our room. Waiheke is a rambler’s paradise – do spend some time investigating the nearby walks suggested in the guest information. We dined at the Mudbrick Vineyard Restaurant (recommended, and the views are outstanding) but would also warmly recommend Fenice in Oneroa for an informal, but delicious meal. The walk to town along leafy Korora Rd is a joy on a sunny day/night – especially if you take the beach shortcut which Mike will point out to you – and seemed to only take around 10 min. Mike and Christy have created a very special place at OBE and they are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended for a charming, romantic, and restorative escape.

Room Tip: The Manuka suite has private spa, the suite itself has no sea view but its balcony deck does. We sus...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

If you wish to recharge in the most pleasant environment, with great people catering to your every whim, look no further. Owhanake should be your first choice. A beautifully run family operation with spectacular views, and an aspiring vineyard, we will no doubt hear more of in the future. My partner and I have a thing for excellent bathrooms and Owahanake delivered there with exception. Time to me is money, and I am taking my first free time since my stay six or so weeks back, to write this review so you can spend yours wisely. Call Mike now so you don't miss out. It may be Waiheke's best kept secret...

Thankyou again. J and Koko xx

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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linzilu
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I stayed here with my husband, sister and her husband who were over from the UK and we loved it. It was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at. It was magical to sit within the vines and taste the special wine produced there & having breakfast overlooking the harbour was especially memorable

  • Stayed November 2012
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We spent the weekend at Owhanake Bay Estate. It is quiet and peaceful, surrounded by not much more than green open space. The rooms are clean, spacious and full of light. A nice bathroom. It is a pleasant 20 minute stroll to the local shops and restaurants. Their taxi service is a real bonus for the times that you would rather not walk. Mike went out of his way to help with anything that we might need. A lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Owhanake Bay Estate
Address: 68 Korora Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Waiheke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owhanake Bay Estate offers luxury boutique accommodation overlooking the beautiful secluded Owhanake Bay on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Each suite has a sumptuous super king bed with quality furnishings and linen, and private modern ensuite bathrooms. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of our Pinot Gris wine whilst on your private deck with a stunning sea view over beautiful Owhanake Bay. Specialising in popular packages including romance, retreat and wine discovery options. Ferry transfers from Matiatia Ferry Terminal, and a quality continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 

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